By Tim Glon
WEST LAFAYETTE — Senior Caitlin Silva (Hilliard/Bradley) and sophomore Lydia Cranmer (Farmington Hills, Mich./Ladywood) earned All-Conference honors to lead Ohio Northern to a fourth place finish at the 2019 Ohio Athletic Conference Women's Golf Championships on Saturday and Sunday at River Greens Golf Course.
Silva finished eighth with a 85-85-87—257 and Cranmer posted a 84-89-85—258 to finish ninth out of 42 golfers on the par-72, 5810-yard course.
The top 14 golfers and ties in the 54-hole event earn All-Conference honors.
Silva is making her first appearance on the All-OAC squad and Cranmer is now a two-time All-Conference honoree after finishing third as a freshman last year.
The Polar Bears finish their season with a 28-17 overall record and placed fourth of eight teams with a 352-357-356—1065.
Junior Taylor Daniel (Columbia City, Ind.) finished 23rd with a 93-93-91-88—272, freshman Karolyne Staugler (Saint Henry) tied for 30th with a 90-95-98—283, and freshman Emily McLaughlin (Bellefontaine) was 35th with a 102-92-96—290 to round out ONU's scores.
Mount Union won the team title with a 339-325-329—993, Capital was second with a 349-346-345—1040, Otterbein was third with a 344-339-363—1046 and Heidelberg was fifth with a 357-356-355—1068.
Mount Union's Rachel Markle won Medalist honors by five strokes with a 84-78-79—241.
Friday's first round was postponed due to heavy rains in the area, forcing the ladies to play 27 holes on Saturday and Sunday.
1. Mount Union 339-325-329—993, 2. Capital 349-346-345—1040, 3. Otterbein 344-339-363—1046, 4. Ohio Northern 352-357-356—1065, 5. Heidelberg 357-356-355—1068, 6. Baldwin Wallace 349-367-356—1072, 7. John Carroll 363-369-354—1086, 8. Marietta 383-374-366—1121, Muskingum - No Team Score.
Top 14 Individual Results (All-OAC)
1. Rachel Markle (MTU) 84-78-79=241, 2. Autumn Simpson (HEID) 86-81-79=246, 3. Morgan Stubbendieck (MTU) 82-83-84=249, T4. Kaitlyn Kinley (CAP) 77-85-88=250 and Sarah Beckwith (JCU) 82-85-83=250, 6. Anna Schatschneider (BW) 80-86-85=251, 7. Erica Mawhorr (MTU) 93-81-80=254, 8. Caitlyn Silva (ONU) 85-85-87=257, 9. Lydia Crammer 84-89-85=258, T10. Emma Jeffries (MTU) 90-83-86=259, and Meg Thomas (OTT) 87-85-87=259 and Abby Grospitch (OTT) 85-84-90=259, T13. Sydney Kelly (CAP) 93-85-82=260 and Madison Harsh (CAP) 90-85-85=260.
Ohio Northern Individual Results